I want to talk about a Canadian town requiring covid vaccine proof in order to get married, then say a little more about restriction, prevention and dissuasion of marriage. Please subscribe to Love Beyond The Sea; I have podcasts on lvbts.com or you can find them on Podbean. I want to make marriage great again, but have found a lot of resistance to the idea of marriage, that you can learn about in my videos.
Governments have come up with some silly restrictions to our rights, but here is one that really gets me upset. Leave a comment in the comments section.
No jab, no wedding: Canadian town requires vaccine proof to get married
A marriage license is required to get legally married in Canada, meaning that Oakville’s rules effectively prohibit people who refuse the COVID shots from tying the knot.
OAKVILLE, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — An Ontario town prohibits engaged couples who have chosen not to take the COVID shots from obtaining a marriage license.
Oakville’s regulations require that anyone who wants a marriage license from now on must show proof of inoculation. “Appointments for marriage licenses and ceremonies that have already been booked prior to September 22 will not require proof of full vaccination,” the city website says. “[H]owever, any new appointments for marriage licences [sic] and ceremonies will be required. Ceremonies will be held inside town hall as of November 4, 2021.”
A marriage license is required to get legally married in Canada, meaning that Oakville’s rules effectively prohibit people who refuse the COVID shots from tying the knot. Couples cannot obtain a license online. “You must schedule an appointment to receive your marriage license,” the city’s website says. “To be eligible for an appointment, please ensure that the intended date of your marriage is finalized and you have an officiant that has agreed to perform the marriage.”
However, even proof of vaccination may halt plans to legally wed. “When you arrive at Town Hall for your scheduled appointment, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment,” the city said. “If you do not successfully meet the screening criteria, you will not be allowed to enter the building and your appointment will be cancelled.”
There could be a way around the COVID jab passport system for now, as not every city in Ontario requires proof of the jabs in order to obtain a marriage license. Halton Hills, for example, does not currently require inoculation proof to get the government marriage license. (end of article) What do you think of this? Leave a comment.
This reminds me of this Bible verse-
1 Timothy 4:2-3
New International Version
2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
So, for an infectious disease that you have a 99.98 percent chance of surviving, these Canadians are being prevented from getting married, and most would be in the age group with the very smallest of risk of getting the virus. Who knows but other towns may start doing the same thing all around the world. I waited 30 years to get married, finally finding a wife on the website Christian Filipina, and would have gotten married with leprosy if I could; I wanted to be married very much. She might have had leprosy too and I still would have gotten married!
I mean we are supposed to have inalienable rights, and that goes for the whole world. Preventing people from getting married is a dumb idea. How long is this Canadian requirement going to exist? Forever? Anything that is against the nuclear family is something I am going to disagree with. We need more people getting married in this world, not less or not yet.
You’ve heard me talk about MGTOW (men going their own way). I will start calling my bowel movements MGTOW movements’ that’s what I think about that. This is a dissuasion of marriage on account of all women are the same, they are all out to get you. Once again, I have seen what divorce does to people but some people’s bad experiences shouldn’t be used to compel or persuade others to avoid getting married. The Bible calls marriage “The Grace of Life” in 1 Peter 3:7. Here on Love Beyond The Sea I will keep saying “get married!”.
I have around 840 videos on YT and 154 podcasts on Casting Beyond The Sea about getting married. As a Christian, being single means no sex. If that doesn’t scare you to death, I don’t know what will. Companionship is essential in life and nothing better than someone made specifically like you, yet unlike you, which is God’s design.
From studylight.org-T. Croskery gave the following historical progression of the development of the heresy of forbidding Christians to marry:
This notion may already have influenced opinion in the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 7); it developed in less than a century into Gnostic contempt for marriage; it entered patristic theology in the form of an exaggerated veneration for virginity; it developed in the Latin and Greek churches into the celibacy of the clergy and of religious orders; it was a tendency wholly opposed to Scripture teaching which allows "marriage is honorable in all" (Hebrews 13:2); it forbade marriage to church rulers and ministers, despite the fact of Old Testament priests and New Testament elders having been required to be "husbands of one wife." Apostles were permitted to take their wives with them on mission tours (1 Corinthians 9:5). (end of section)
There is something else that is a bit like forbidding to marry, and that is dissuading singles from focusing on getting married, and I am referring to church experiences. No wise church person will tell someone that they have it best when they are single. As someone who was alone for 30 years, I often heard how I was making a big deal about getting married. Many marriages ended in divorce they said. You won’t get much sex they warned. Being single is better, a singles pastor told me.
I stood my ground then and I stand my ground with Love Beyond The Sea. If I had listened to people tell me I was better off doing my own thing, whenever I wanted, there wouldn’t be a Love Beyond The Sea. I wouldn’t have pursued a woman from nearly 10,000 miles away for marriage in less than eight weeks. We have been married for six years and five months.
I thought I heard it all. I will link for you a playlist called Cringeworthy things said to single Christian Men. It will help you know how to respond to comments that almost want to make you feel bad about wanting to get married. Having said that, there are some people who have the gift of singleness, who do not need to marry, and they should not be forbidden from remaining single. I want to be clear about that.
I will conclude with remarks from pastor John MacArthur about singleness and marriage.
From John MacArthur-And what Paul said by way of a brief summary is this: marriage is normal; marriage is for the majority. God has made us to marry. Marriage is good, but marriage is not an absolute commandment for everybody. Because God has, according verse 7, given some people the charisma or the gift of being single, the ability by the Holy Spirit to totally control sexual desire. And if that’s what God’s gifted you with, then your singleness is a unique gift of God and ought to be used for his glory.
So, marriage is the norm; it isn’t commanded; it isn’t an absolute, but it is the norm to avoid fornication, sexual involvement. You should get married. But for some who have the gift of being single, that’s a special blessing of God, and it should be maintained because it puts you in a position to be used by him in a very unique way.
So, there is the general principle. Marriage is normal. Singleness is the exception; it’s a gift of God. If you have it, then it’s something you ought to hold to and cherish as a special gift from God. (end of quote)
It is appalling this Canadian town requires proof of covid vaccination in order to get married. Tell me what you think. Can this happen in America? Maybe it already is. I am fully vaccinated and so is my wife but if I wasn’t, I would do whatever I had to in order to marry my love beyond the sea.